Gigi Hadid latest celebrity to be attacked by PETA

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Gigi signing autographs at a Tommy Hilifiger event in Macy's.

Gigi Hadid becomes the latest celebrity to be attacked by PETA.



A week ago, the international supermodel was signing autographs for fans at a meet-and-greet event in New York for one of the fashion brands' Gigi Hadid is a spokesperson for.



The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA chooses their victims wisely as these are publicity stunts to help promote their cause.

To be attacked by PETA can be viewed in a positive way as one must be a highly influential or popular A-list celebrity as the likes of Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Beyonce and Anna Wintour have all experienced face-to-face contact with what most deem a radical support group.

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Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour being hit in the face with a tofu pie outside a runway show during Paris Fashion Week

Prevention of cruelty to animals should not be left to a group to advocate, it should be part and parcel of daily life to show respect and care for any living or non-living thing.

Choosing to wear fur or faux fur is comparable to people choosing to smoke or not. Non-smokers can tell smokers to stop smoking in enclosed areas but they can't stop them from doing what is harmful to themselves, the environment and people around them.

Faux fur which is promoted as the ethical alternative to real fur is a plastic derivative made our of dirty petroleum which is a non-renewable resource and fails to biodegrade in hundreds of years, causing harm to the environment and wildlife.

Wearing fur is not for everyone. 

It is pricey, fancy and half of the world lives in climates that are more bikini-weather than fur-friendly.

Smoking is far more deadly and harmful than wearing a fur jacket.

Firstly, there is an estimated one billion smokers in the world, 80 percent of which who live in low- and middle-income countries.

A topic even more alarming than smoking is global inequality and poverty is synonymous with it.

Close to half of the world's population or 3.8 billion people live on less than US$2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty — less than $1.25 a day, and ccording to UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund), 22,000 children die each day due to poverty.

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While the ethical issues behind wearing fur jackets is debatable, poverty, suffering and death to over half of the world's populations seems a bit more important that death.

Perhaps, this is something we need more action on instead of pelting flour and tofu on each other.











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